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Packer Urges Use
Of Low-Cost Meat to
Cut Choice Prices
•y tht Associated Press
CHICAGO, Sept. 4.—F. W. Specht,
president of Armour & Co., said to
day that prices of choice meat cuts
could be reduced if the public pur
chased more of the packing indus
try’s low-priced products.
The meat packing company exe
cutive, addressing the 42d annual
meeting of the American Meat In
stitute, said “almost every product
we make has been in the surplus
class at one time or another.’’
He said the industry always had
certain kinds and cuts of meat to
sell which had to be marketed at a
loss, and added:
“If the consumer could be in
duced, through better merchandis
ing, to use a little more of these
low-priced products, which are just
as high in nutrition, it would re
lieve the pressure on the so-called
higher-priced products and there
by bring them into line with aver
age values.
“From that standpoint I think
we can' rruununy say mat
prices cause high prices, and, of
course, low prices discourage live
stock production.
“Shoulder cuts of hog, for ex
ample, constitute about 25 per cent
of the meat yield of the hog. It
has- usually been far more difficult
to get a fair price for these shoulder
cuts than for the hams, the loins,
and the bacon.”
R. P. Scripps' Daughter
To Wed C. R. McCabe
Margaret Ellen Scripps, daughter
of Mrs. William W. Hawkins and
the late Robert P. Scripps, will be
.married late today at Glenbrook
on Lake Tahoe, Nev., to Charles R.
McCabe, United Press correspond
ent here.
Miss Scripps until recently was
a member of the staff of the Wash
ington Daily News and before that
was with the Honolulu Star
Bulletin. Her father was one of
the founders of the Scripps-Howard
chain of newspapers.
Mr. McCabe obtained a divoroe in
Reno, Nev., Tuesday from Catherine
Brudgett McCabe on grounds of
three years’ separation.
India
(Continued From First Page.)
clamation of an educated and usual
ly staid member of Mr. Nehru’s
group. “This story will sweep like
wildfire across India.”
Later he tempered this expression
somewhat, but his outburst showed
the mood of the Indian people.
“The courier reported that the
Indian troops in the area of the
Shakirgarh massacre wanted to
_niAman fVwitT HoliPVpH U/PTP
abducted, and that “if there is much
more of this sort of thing I wouldn’t
be surprised if they mutinied against
restraint.”
Weak Regime in Punjab.
My last glimpse of the Punjab
was of a land with no real civil
government and a military estab
lishment frankly inadequate to take
over, even if martial law was in
efTect. Both in the Pakistan and
the Indian sections of the Punjab,
Mr. Nehru said, police in many in
stances, and sometimes troops,
joined with rioters.
Conditions like these drove both
governments to pool their thinking
in yesterday’s meeting in Lahore of
national cabinets, provincial gov
ernors and the military. How sig
nuificant this may be in the light of
a possible future union of some sort
is not yet clear. But it is significant
that both Mr. Nehru and Mr. Ali
Khan several times during their
four-day peace-making tour of the
Punjab were booed by victims of
the majority communities on either
side of the border.
The outburst came from small
groups who were part of the mil
lions of refugees now being ex
changed between the two sections of
the Punjab to save them from ex
termination by majority commun
ities.
Alcoholics
(Continued From First Page.)
emize the District’s handling of
alcohol addicts and their rehabil
itation. He added it should pro
mote temperance, and minimize the
effects of excessive drinking on
those who pass through District
courts.
Acting Corporation Counsel Ches
ter Gray and Municipal court juage
Walter Casey, two of the consult
ants, told' the Commissioners the
appointment of the Citizens’ Com
mittee for the clinic was the most
Important step that can be taken
now to launch the District’s alco
holics’ control program.
Mr. Mason agreed that the ad
visory committee should be named
as soon as possible because, he de
clared, "we ourselves are as green
as grass in the pasture on this sub
ject.”
" in addition to Dr. Ruhland and
Dr. Daniel L. Seckinger, assistant
health officer, others appearing at
the board meeting were Dr. Leopold
Wexberg, chief psychiatrist; B. M
McKelway, editor of The Star; Maj
; Campbell C. Johnson, head of the
Parole Board; Donald Clemmer
head of the Department of Correc
tions, and Mr. Gray.
It was agreed at an earlier meet
ing of the Commissioners that the
alcoholic clinic should function un
der supervision of the Health De
partment. It was generally under
stood that Dr. Wexberg is to be ite
director, since the two small alco
holic clinics now under him are t<
form the nucleus of the proposec
setup.
A judicious division of fees col
lected from the Alcoholic Beveragf
Control Board for maintenance ol
the clinic will be discussed. The
law authorizes a 10 per cent in
crease in some of the license fees
for use in this connection. The
funds are to be divided betweer
the work on behalf of alcoholic
criminals and persons seeking e
“cure.”
There were indications also that
a committee might be set up foi
service in an advisory capacity. It!
membership may possibly include £
judge, the head or representative
of the penal institutions and a rep
resentative of the District Medical
Society.
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Alabama Official Says Veterans
Are Defrauded in Bond Cashing i
By th« Associated Press
MONTGOMERY, Ala., Sept. 4.—
Attorney General A. M. Carmichael
said yesterday that thousands of
Alabama veterans are being "strip
ped and defrauded out of the pro
ceeds" of their terminal leave bonds.
Mr. Carmichael said he received
information "which X believe to be
entirely reliable" that "cashing in
of terminal leave bonds by veterans
in Alabama is accompanied by the
grossest kind of irregularities.”
Simultaneously, George W. Cam
eron, chief of claims in the Veterans
Affairs Department, said he had re
ports that veterans had pledged
their bonds as security for loans "at
exhorbitant rates of interest.” ,
“In one instance in Dale County,” (
Mr. Cameron said, “it is reported ,
that four months ago a veteran put J
up his terminal leave bond in the
amount of $300 as security for a J
$25 loan.
“Tuesday (when the bonds be- ,
came cashable) the veteran was in- ‘
formed that interest on his loan had J
absorbed his bond. Two hundred J
and seventy-five dollars interest on '
a $25 loan for four months is rather
high.” !
Mr. Cameron said he also received
reports that merchants also had j
accepted bonds in payment for 1
goods sold, "in many instances at '
50 per cent of their face value.” 1
VFW
(Continued From First Page.)
vice-chairman of the powerful VFW
Americanism Committee, which will
consider the resolution.
So far, he said, 21 VFW State de
partments have pledged full support
for the move.
Would Investigate Textbooks.
“We want to go much further than
Unions ,
(Continued From First Page.) :
countries of Europe so that their j
economic structure could be rebuilt. 1
After two speakers had predicted 1
economic disaster for Britain “when 1
the American slump comes,” J.
Haworth, Labor member of Parlia
ment, was cheered when he ap
pealed for an independent British
foreign policy tied neither to the ’
United States nor to Russia. 1
“If we were allied to America in 1
the next war,” he asserted, “Great
Britain would be the Hiroshima of |
the nations—the training ground for ;
atom bombs dropped by the Eastern ■
side of the war. It is equally fatal 1
and equally wrong to tie ourselves :
up with the Eastern side.” :
John Horner, Fire Brigades’ Un- .
ion delegate, who moved the amend- :
ment, asserted “it is essential that '
we should renew immediately our ,
trade discussions with the Soviet j
Union, yet such arrangements are ,
made difficult unless we can throw ’
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on paper,” he declared, “We want
to carry the ball on this thing.
Mr. Sullivan said other District
resolutions include one to have the
VFW carry on investigations of
textbooks used in schools all over
the country, “and to weed out the
Communist ones.”
“The District VFW strongly con
demned use of R. O. Hughes’ book,
“Building Citizenship,” in Wash
ington schools, during controversal
meetings with Board of Education
members in recent weeks.
“We set up a special committee
to read that book,” he declared,
“and we found it definitely pro-com
munistic. We sent a letter to the
Board of Education, but we haven’t
received an answer yet.”
Department Commander Albert
M. Armstrong said about 400 Dis
trict VFW members will be among
the 50,000 conventioners expected
to be in this city by nightfall.
Present indications are that the
lengthy meeting will concentrate
on policy committee sessions, with
the accent off numbers of high
powered speakers. Principal guests
include Secretary of the Navy
Forrestal, who will speak tonight,
and Chairman Bridges of the
Senate Appropriations Committee,
who is on the program tomorrow.
In all, officials said, “more than
1,200 resolutions will be considered
by the convention committees.
One, submitted by Pennsylvania,
delegates, asks for a “subsistence al-1
lowance” of $75 a month for see-j
ing-eye dogs, who guide war-blinded
veterans.
Officials say delegates undoubted
ly will go on record in favor of more
subsistence allowances for GI stu
dents. They also are expected to
vote strong support to a bill intro
duced by Senator Bridges to estab
lish a “Veterans’ RFC”—to make
funds available for businesses that
on uie united otates grip.
Navy Travel
(Continued From First Page.) (
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the United States” in paying the j
extra $100, Navy officials disclosed. \
The officials, who asked not to be
named, provided the information to <
a reporter whose inquiry was i
prompted by a question and answer i
column appearing in the unofficial 1
service newspaper, Armed Force.
That publication expressed sur- 1
prise to learn from Navy authorities l
that a former WAVE who raised the
question was entitled to the extra
money because her travel carried 1
her into and out of Canada.
Similar inquiry to the War De- !
partment brought the response that i
the Army has a “flat policy” against
extra payments based solely on tra
vel outside the United States.
Under the mustering out law en
acted in February, 1944, “persons
who have served * * • outside the
continental limits of the United
States or in Alaska” and have been
on active duty 30 days or longer
were to receive $300 above any serv
ice pay owed them. ***
Personnel with less than 60 days'
service, all of it within the United
States were to be paid $100, and
those with over 60 days within the
United States, $200.
Authority was given the Secre
taries of War and Navy to “make
such regulations not inconsistent
with this act as may be necessary
effectively to carry out the provi
sions thereof.”
An order signed by the Secretary I
of the Navy defined service outside
the United States as “service afloat
or in the air beyond the 3-mile
limit, including that performed in
a travel status,” and “service per
formed in Alaska, in United States
territory or in a foreign country,
including Canada and Mexico, and
including that performed in a travel
status.” ,
Not included was travel from one
part of a State to another part of
the same State even though the
route lay beyond the 3-mile limit,
limit.
will speed employment of veterans.
On the housing front, the big
issue will be the Taft-Ellender
Wagner bill. The measure, support
ed by VFW last year, has drawn
considerable objection from South
ern departments who object to Fed
eral controls, according to a Vet
erans’ Housing Committee member.
Another heated issue is expected
to develop from a statement from
VFW Rehabilitation Director George
F. Ijams, criticizing the Veterans’
Administration policy of allowing
Army engineers to supervise con
struction of veterans’ hospitals.
The policy, Mr. Ijams charged,
has "slowed down construction and
added to costs.”
While Veterans’ Administrator
Bradley will not be on hand per
sonally to defend the policies, Dr.
Paul R. Hawley, medical chief of
the agency, is expected to be pres
ent at committee meetings.
In the meantime, it is nearly cer
tain that the 2,000,000 VFW mem
bers will not have a World War II
commander next year, and possibly
not for another year after that.
Leaders said there is no opposi
tion to the candidacy of Ray Bran
naman, popular Colorado rancher
and former school teacher. Mr.
Brannaman, present senior vice
commander, will take the tradi
tional VFW step up the ladder if
he is elected.
The ascension of Lyell T. Beggs of
Illinois, present junior vice com
mander, however, is not certain.
While no other candidate has been
announced, high officials say con
siderable opposition has been lev
eled at his nomination. Mr. Beggs,
who served in World War I, is a
former member of the Illinois Leg
islature.
The No. 3 position, however, is a
wide-open race, entirely between
World War II men, so far. Candi
dates include Edward H. McAloon,
37, of the Bronx, N. Y„ present
VFW judge advocate general, and
James M. Hayes, jr„ 28. of Winston
Salem, N. C., VFW inspector gen
eral.
Mrs. Dorothy Mann, senior vice
commander of the auxiliary, is ex
pected to take over thet commander
without opposition.
ADA Unit Hits Reversal
Df Police Trial Ruling.
District residents must insist
ipon "vigorous corrective measures”
or police discipline, Benjamin C.
iigal, president of the Washington
Chapter, Americans for Democratic
Iction, said in a letter to the Dis
rict Commissioners, released today.
The letter criticized the Commis
ioners for reversal of a Police Trial
Joard decision dismissing Pvt. James
1. Stewart, jr., seventh precinct,
harged with striking a Georgetown
Jniversity student. The Commis
ioners fined Stewart $400 instead.
The Commissioners’ decision Stew
irt should pay a comparatively
mall fine “smacks of condonation
if a brutal assault,” the letter as
:erted.
Mr. Sigal wrote: "It now appears
hat a conviction of a policeman
or slugging a man is no ground
or dismissal from the police force,
t appears, further, that those who
ire sworn to enforce and uphold the
aw can violate their oaths and de
trade law enforcement with appar
intly little risk to their jobs.”
Rents
(Continued From First Page.)
jane, in line with requirements of
he law.
Other Maryland rent advisory
loards cover the following areas:
3altimore City and Anne Arundel,
ialtimore, Cecil, Harford and
loward Counties; Cumberland and
Mleghany County; Frederick and
Frederick County; Hagerstown and
Washington County, and Indian
lead, Patuxent and Charles, St.
Gary’s and Calvert Counties.
A spokesman for the housing ex
)editer’s office said that there has
>een no written definition by the
igency to Indicate what it would
:onsider to be a "representative”
)AorH Hnfr fVtof. “fonortf. ortH 1 a n H _
old interests should be balanced.”
“In cases where names of nomi
lees supplied by Governors do not
idequately reflect a cross-section
if the community, the housing ex
lediter has been asking for addi
ional names,” he said.
He said that Mr. Creedon’s review
if the Maryland board’s member
hip probably will be completed to
lay, and that the letter to Gov.
jane will be mailed tonight.
In making the original appoint
nents to the boards, a spokesman
or the agency said, Mr. Creedon
ook the position that “it was up tc
he Governors to see that the names
hey submitted were representative.’
In the cases of a number of other
States, requests have been made for
idditional nominees.
The spokesman said that so far
is he knew none of the names ol
the present board members would be
withdrawn.
More Members Sought.
“All it is intended to do is to add
to the present board membership e
sufficient number of persons so thal
the overall membership will be
representative of both landlord anc
tenant interests,” he said.
A number of members of the
present Montgomery-Prince Georges
board who were questioned said the;
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favored decontrol of rents as soon
as possible. They said, however,
they were not well enough acquaint
ed with the situation to know when
that would be feasible.
Chairman Barker said “every one
will get a fair hearing” by the board.
He said he “could not say” whether
he believed rent control should be
extended beyond March 1, or
whether the board should advise
changes for the area in the mean
time.
"I expect to learn a lot about this
situation and will make it my busi
ness to do so,” he said.
Next meeting scheduled by this
board will be at the rent office at
8634 Colesville road, Silver Spring,
September 17.
Navy Man Faces Trial
In Assault on Woman
By the Associated Press
PEARL HARBOR, Sept. 4. —A
colored enlisted man accused of
criminally assaulting a chief petty
officer’s wife after drinking with the
woman and her husband will be
tried by a Navy court-martial Sep
tember 10.
The Navy announced the trial
would be held on Johnston Island,
tiny United States outpost 700 miles
southwest of Honolulu, where the
offense allegedly occurred July 17.
The Dettv officer and his_wife are
CIO Heads Map Policy
For Boston Convention
By th« Associated Press
PITTSBURGH, Sept. 4. — Top
strategists of the CIO closeted them
selves with President Philip Murray
here today in a policy-mapping ses
sion in advance of next month’s
Boston convention.
Mr. Murray, the CIO’s nine vice
presidents and Secretary-Treasurer
James Carey were expected to dis
cuss the attitude the organization
will take toward the Taft-Hartley
Act, the new Labor Relations Board
and its ruling that non-Communist
affidavits must be filed by officers
of unions wishing to use the board’s
services.
white.
The colored man has been held at
Pearl Harbor since late July. Names
of the principals were withheld.
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